Graduate School of Education has announced two new
degree programs that will equip education researchers
with techniques of quantitative analysis fundamental
to social science research. The programs being offered
are a Master of Science in Statistics, Measurement
and Research Technology, and a Master of Philosophy
in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement. The
programs are designed to prepare graduates for mid-level
research, testing, and evaluation positions in education,
social services or other professional fields.
training students to conduct rigorous research and
sophisticated data analysis, these two programs represent
an important step toward strengthening the role of
scientific research in the field of education," said
Dr. Erling Boe, professor of education and co-director
of the Center for Research and Evaluation in Social
one-year Master of Science will provide students with
understanding and skills in data collection, management
and processing; measurement theory and test construction;
survey design; assessment strategies; and statistical
analysis and reporting.
Master of Philosophy, which follows as the second
year of study, will advance students' knowledge of
scale development and validation, research design
and controlled field trials, multivariate statistical
analyses and the production of high-quality evidence
for decision-making in public and organizational policy.
more information about either degree program, contact
Evelyn Jordan, program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
toll-free at 877-PENNGSE or (215) 898-4176.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 19, 2002